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Adrian Hornsby (b. 1977, UK) is a writer who sees stories as music and time in landscapes. Moods range from the subversively funny to the malevolently beautiful.


Adrian’s writing covers a rich kaleidoscope of forms and interests. Books include Disruption in Action, with Alexandra Jankovich and Tom Voskes, which tells seven business parables about global companies; and The Good Analyst, a ground-breaking study of social impact measurement. The opera As Big As the Sky, created with Dutch composer Arnoud Noordegraaf and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, is about an architectural project to turn the world upside down. Urwald is a film thriller about consciousness. A.M. is a love story about sound. And I Piano is a kid’s show about a piano that has lost its music and a little girl who wants to help find it again …


Adrian’s approach to fiction and non-fiction alike is to combine high-level concepts with acute observation and mordant wit. Or put another way, he writes stories about ideas using parts pulled from life.


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